Man in critical condition after being hit by auto
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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One person has been charged with aggravated assault and attempted second-degree murder after an incident late Tuesday evening that sent another man to a Chattanooga hospital with critical injuries.

Brandon Lawson was charged after allegedly striking Charles Tolan, 39, with a vehicle. Dakota Tolan was also struck and received minor injuries, according to officer Evie West of the Cleveland Police Department.

According to initial reports, the incident occurred at 14th Street and Aurora Avenue in southeast Cleveland.

Just after 8 p.m., officials learned through initial reports that a black car had struck the man, then fled the scene. The victim was lying in the roadway when first responders arrived on the scene; however, the suspect vehicle was still nearby, according to reports.

Bradley County Emergency Medical Service paramedics determined Tolan had suffered critical injuries to his face and a compound fracture to his leg.

He was flown to Erlanger Medical Center for treatment.

Lawson was taken into custody after receiving a checkup from BCEMS paramedics, according to Stan Clark, information officer for BCEMS.

Investigation is continuing.

- City police and sheriff’s deputies continue to file reports regarding outbuilding burglaries where lawn equipment and other items are being stolen.

Deputy Darren Miller of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office filed a report for Buddy Ryan Ash, of a Sandidge Road address.

A Stihl weed cutter, a DeWalt cordless drill and a tool box filled with a variety of tools were all taken from his outbuilding, according to the report.

The theft was believed to have occurred Aug. 6, Miller noted.

The missing items were valued at $400.

- A Spring Place Road resident also report the theft of tools from his property.

Deputy James Lawson filed a report for Michael Walker, who stated an Echo weed cutter and leaf blower were taken.

Walker indicated his loss was $340.

Detective Matt Jenkins of Cleveland Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division said his office is also investigating a number of outbuilding thefts.